Tuesday Dialogues & CIE Speaker Series

One of the hallmarks of the Center for International Education for almost 50 years has been the weekly Tuesday Dialogue of the entire community of students and faculty. The community gathers to share ideas, ask questions, debate issues, and to listen to presenters.  Sometimes the speaker is a distinguished development practitioner or well-known faculty member.  Sometimes the speaker is a CIE student or graduate who shares their work in development or recent research activity. In the spring of 2018, CIE initiated a speakers series, which is hosting faculty and guests talking about their work.

 

 

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Implementing new Business Associate Degree programs in Afghanistan

In the final instalment of the CIE Spring 2018 Speaker series, Matt Glennon, Lecturer in Marketing at the Isenberg School of Management, and Muhammad Iqbal Halimi, Master’s student in international education, presented a review of their work supporting the development and implementation of a new Business Associate Degree program in 3 partner universities in Afghanistan.

 

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Critical Health Literacy for Maternal and Child Health

The fourth in the Spring 2018 speaker series featured faculty members Chris Smith and Elena Carbone discussing critical helath literacy for mothers and women.

 

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Theories of Change for Education in Crisis and Conflict

For the third event in the Spring 2018 speakers series, CIE welcomed Dr. Ash Hartwell and doctoral student Jennifer Flemming who presented some of the work which their CIE-team has been doing with the Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN) during the last four years.

 

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A Personal Approach to Philanthropy and Social Change

In the second event of CIE’s 2018 Spring Speaker Series, Kathy LeMay, CEO of Raising Change, shared a deeply personal take on philanthropy and its role in international development. In her talk, Kathy contrasted modern philanthropy practices, with its emphasis on measurable results and outcomes, with her experiences in Bosnia.

 

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Instructional Leadership Training for Pakistani Teachers

Professors Rebecca Woodland and Becky Mazur shared their experiences working with teachers in Pakistan at the first of the 2018 CIE Spring Speaker Series.

 

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Accelerated Education Principles - Preliminary findings of field case studies

CIE welcomed Ritesh Shah from the University of Auckland and the research team investigating the implementation of the new Accelerated Education principles developed by the inter-agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), at a Tuesday Dialogue in February 2017. The presentation was facilitated by CIE faculty member Ash Hartwell of the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN).

 

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Global Citizenship Education: Implications for teacher education – Vaibhav Jadhav

At the Tuesday Dialogue on February 14, 2017, CIE heard from Dr Vaibhav Jadhav from Pune University, India, on the research he has been conducting during his time as a Visiting Scholar at CIE and the College of Education, UMass Amherst.

 

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Implications of the US Executive Order on Immigration

The CIE community met with Ken Reade from the International Programs Office at UMass several days after the Executive Order banning entry to citizens of seven Muslim majority countries. Faculty and graduate students from almost a dozen countries sought information to clarify the content of the order and its implications.

 

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Rethinking education: A conversation with Dr. Yong Zhao

CIE faculty and students enjoyed a provocative and stimulating discussion with Dr Yong Zhao. How can education be reformed to serve the least fortunate without using a deficit model that channels them into the existing system and just preserves the existing social structure?

 

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Publishing in academic journals – Bjorn Nordtveit

At the request of students, CIE faculty member Bjorn Nordtveit led a discussion at a Tuesday meeting on how the academic publishing process works and tips for submitting articles to academic journals.

 

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